‘May the walls of apartheid come thumbling down’

Campaigns, Israel/Palestine, Press Releases
Mairead writes on the upcoming Russell Tribunal on Palestine in Cape Town. ‘MAY THE WALLS OF APARTHEID COME TUMBLING DOWN’. (Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate) (l5.ll.2011). The Russell Tribunal on Palestine will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, On 5-7th November, 20ll. The International Jury, consists of Lawyers, writers, human rights activists, etc., The Tribunal will be opened by Archbishop Tutu. During the two day hearings, the Jury will receive many presentations, including: ‘The Law and Practice of Apartheid in South Africa and Palestine’ and ‘The Palestinian Right to Self-determination’. It is particularly important that this, the third Session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine (previous sessions were held in London and Barcelona) be held in South Africa. South Africa, a country which suffered racism and apartheid until the…
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Press Release

Press Releases
THIS YEAR\'S NOBEL PEACE PRIZE HAS BEEN AWARDED TO THREE WOMEN. IN A MONTH IN WHICH WE HAVE ALL MOURNED THE DEATH, AND CELEBRATED THE LIFE, OF OUR GREAT FRIEND AND SISTER, NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE, WANGARI MAATHI, WE ARE UPLIFTED AND INSPIRED BY THE GREAT NEWS THAT THIS YEAR'S NOBEL PEACE PRIZE HAS BEEN AWARDED TO THREE WOMEN. WANGARI WOULD HAVE LOVED THIS NEWS AND WOULD HAVE BEEN DANCING AND SINGING WITH THE MILLIONS OF WOMEN, AND MEN, AROUND THE WORLD WHO WILL CELEBRATE THE LIVES OF THE NEW NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE WOMEN. TO ALL THREE WOMEN - LIBERIAN PRESIDENT ELLEN JOHNSTON SIRLEAF, LIBERIAN LEYMAH GHOWEE AND TAWAKUL KARMAN OF YEMEN, AND TO ALL THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS, WE SEND MY WARMEST AND SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS. YOU HAVE ALL, IN YOUR…
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Nobel Peace Laureate, Wangari Maathai, Passes Away

Press Releases, Syria
A message from Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, and Mairead Maguire on the sad lost of the Nobel Peace Laureate, Wangari Maathai. We are terribly saddened by the death of our beloved friend and sister Nobel Peace Laureate, Professor Wangari Maathai. Wangari was a true visionary whose work and life served as a powerful example to women everywhere. She showed us that the eradication of poverty, the empowerment of women, and a sustainable future for our planet are all essential building blocks of a more just and peaceful world. She lived her belief that all of us have a role to play in creating sustainable peace. It has been a great privilege to know and work with Wangari through our joint efforts in the Nobel…
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Condolences to families of those killed and injured in Norway

Press Releases
THE PEACE PEOPLE ARE SHOCKED AND SADDENED BY NEWS FROM NORWAY CONDOLENCES TO FAMILIES OF THOSE KILLED AND INJURED IN TWO VIOLENT ATTACKS ON NORWEGIAN PEOPLE SPEAKING IN BELFAST TODAY, NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE, HON. PRESIDENT PEACE PEOPLE MAIREAD MAGUIRE SAID: ‘The Peace People in Northern Ireland are shocked to hear of the two violent Attacks in Norway, taking the lives of 7 people in Oslo, City Centre, and 92 (Mostly young) people in Utoya Island. The Peace People have deep and long standing links and personal friendships with the people of Norway, who since l976 have stood in solidarity with all those working for an end to violence and For peaceful resolution of conflict in Northern Ireland. It is therefore deeply sad for us to hear of the violence that…
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